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National Railway Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Worth a visit

I am no trainspotter by any means but I did find this museum fascinating. The range of trains on... read more

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Sazza16
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Milton Keynes, England
via mobile
Well worth a visit

Great range of locomotives and carriages. Highlights included The Mallard, The Flying Scotsman... read more

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CeriB547
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, we celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways. Dedicated to igniting our visitors’ curiosity about the people, places and engineering...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

I am no trainspotter by any means but I did find this museum fascinating. The range of trains on display and the history behind them was amazing. There was lots of extra detail about engineering, testing, etc. if this interests you. We only stayed a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sazza16
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great range of locomotives and carriages. Highlights included The Mallard, The Flying Scotsman, replica of The Rocket, The Evening Star and the cutaway engine showing the workings. We also saw the working turntable. There is plenty to see and do, with rides for younger visitors...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really not impressed. Was Waiting such a long time to get in. The customer services was very poor too.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

A friend told us to visit this Museum, wasn't sure what to expect but it is a great Museum and would highly recommend going to, even if you are not into trains. It is also free.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Denise N
Reviewed yesterday

If you are into railways of any description this is the place to visit. Lots of locomotives, steam, electric and diesel to admire all just waiting for you to touch them. Food on site, trips on the line on some days, a stupendous reference section,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gordon S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum lived up to expectations and more. There’s an impressive collection of famous and historic locomotives, steam and modern, Eurostar included. You don’t realise how huge they are until you stand next to them. We also appreciated the carriages used by Royalty, from Queen...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pdottyg
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must do when visiting York. Free to enter with a suggested donation. Well worth it and make a small donation for a great facility. Something for all ages and some amazing features and history on show.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard186466
Reviewed 2 days ago

Free to visit the National Railway Museum. There was parking across the road at 10 pound if you choose. Roam amongst and in so many different trains of the present and past. There is also an area of what may be the future of train...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the engines....no matter what your interest there is just so much to see....you will not get bored. Love the food and the atmosphere in the restaurant.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 days ago

With the flying Scotsman coming to the museum to celebrate Sir Alfred Alpines life was wonderful and such a surprise on our visit.The whole museum is 1st class and so much to see.The workshop was in full use and amazed to see the restoration of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from greatlady482 | Reviewed this property |
York has a volunteer bureau guide station. They are a great resource for your questions.
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ChetD647
1 December 2018|
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From what I can gather, it appears to cost 25pounds per person
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linda l
22 August 2018|
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Yes they have a lovely cafe.
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